'The Drake Effect' Part 1: How Drizzy Changed Mixtape Culture Forever

'The Drake Effect' Part 1: How Drizzy Changed Mixtape Culture Forever

FUSE TV - 'The Drake Effect' Part 1: How Drizzy Changed Mixtape Culture Forever

Welcome to The Drake Effect, a weekly miniseries created by Fuse's Esteban Serrano in which we explore the various ways in which Aubrey "Drake" Graham has helped shape the culture at large. The first installment, "The Mixtape," features thoughts from Drizzy, 2 ChainzMeek Mill (!), Rich Homie Quan, Hot 97's Bobby Trends, Genius' Rob Markman and YouHeardThatNew's Low Key about the mixtape as a shifting art form.

"Dropped a mixtape, that shit sounded like a album
Who'da thought a country wide tour would be the outcome?"
–Drake, "Forever," August 2009

In February 2009, Drake dropped So Far Gone, a 17-song free digital release featuring Lil WayneBun BSantigold and packed with original beats. Fast-forward seven years and you can't get two inches down your social media feeds without encountering that day's new mixtape, or two mixtapes, or five.

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